Excavators and Digger Hire

At Enable Hire we provide both operated & non operated excavator diggers for hire. Our plant is top quality & superbly maintained to ensure it is reliable. We offer diggers for hire in a variety of sizes including 1.5T and 3T mini diggers, 5T and 8T excavators as well as larger 13T and 22T diggers. We also offer digger and driver hire options. We can deliver anywhere in the UK. Request a quote today from one of our experts.

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Excavators and Digger Hire FAQs

Here are the answers to the questions that our customers most often ask. If you would like more information about our services please contact us today.

  • The names “digger” and “excavator” are frequently used interchangeably. A digger is typically a more casual or colloquial phrase used to refer to an excavator, especially here in the UK. On the other hand, the formal and technical term excavator is used globally to refer to the same equipment. Both digger and excavator refer to large plant machinery used on construction sites for lifting, moving, and digging soil or other materials.

  • Whether you can drive an excavator or digger on the road depends on local regulations and laws. In many countries, excavators / diggers are considered heavy equipment and are not allowed to be driven on public roads due to safety concerns and their slow operating speeds. These machines are typically designed for off-road use on construction sites and are transported to different locations using specialised trailers or other means. If you need to move an excavator between work sites, you would generally need to arrange for proper transportation using a suitable vehicle or professional hauling service. Always check with local transportation authorities or relevant agencies to understand the specific rules and regulations in your area regarding the operation of heavy equipment on public roads.

  • The type of your project and the tasks you must complete will determine the best size excavator to hire. Mini 1.5t excavators are perfect for jobs that need accurate digging and manoeuvring or have a restricted amount of room. They are appropriate for home extensions, small building tasks, and landscaping. Medium-sized excavators (including 3T, 5T and 8T excavators) are versatile for a wider range of jobs, such as trenching, foundation digging, and site preparation. They provide a balance between power and manoeuvrability. Heavy-duty excavation and construction tasks including road building, mining, and extensive earthmoving are better suited for large heavy duty 13T or 22T excavator hire options. Determine the most suitable size of excavator hire option that will maximise productivity and efficiency while remaining within your project’s budget by considering the extent of your project, space restrictions, and digging requirements.

  • There are several variables that can affect how much it will cost to hire an excavator from Enable Hire. One of the key factors affecting cost is the length of the project; the longer it takes, generally the more it will cost. The size of the excavator you need to hire is another thing to take into account. When renting an excavator / digger, it is important to keep in mind that they come in different sizes. Please get in touch with us to learn more about how much it would cost to rent one of our excavators.